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Offline nateo

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Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« on: February 05, 2012, 10:35:28 AM »
I was looking at my wife's thread holder the other day and thought, "that looks just like a bottle tree." Has anyone else thought of that? Hers looks like this, only it's hung on a wall: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/files/2011/02/Thread-rack-11-225x300.jpg

I'm thinking of making something like that to store all of my empty bottles.
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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 08:59:08 PM »
Building a bottle tree is something that I keep as one of those projects that I want to do but I keep pushing off.  Are you thinking of building it for bottle storage, or also for drying?  I want to build one for drying and I haven't convinced myself what the best material would be.

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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:12:55 AM »
Most chemistry labs have something like that for drying glassware. If you had the wallspace, it would be great for beer bottles.

http://www.amazon.com/Cole-Parmer-Drying-Rack/dp/B003NVCG2I/ref=pd_sbs_indust_2
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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 07:27:42 AM »
Pretty pricey.  Nearly $100 for the Lab bottle tree.

A beer bottle tree costs around $45.

DIY is cheaper

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-monster-bottle-tree-w-pics-105614/

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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 03:25:39 PM »
Well, it's for a lab.  It will be 3x what it should be just for that reason.
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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 03:31:09 PM »
... and 20x more if medical/surgical.

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Re: Wall mounted bottle "tree"
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 09:10:54 AM »
Building a bottle tree is something that I keep as one of those projects that I want to do but I keep pushing off.  Are you thinking of building it for bottle storage, or also for drying?  I want to build one for drying and I haven't convinced myself what the best material would be.

If you decided on wood, teak is a very strong, durable option. Treated with either butcher block oil or solid coats of urethane, it would be waterproof enough to dry bottles without warping.
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